Early bar closing in Grand Forks will end tomorrow.

Grand Forks Mayor, Brandon Bochenski, has signed an emergency order rescinding his previous three emergency orders regarding liquor license holders. The orders required them to closed at 11 p.m., due to a rise in cases of Coronavirus.

The emergency order that rescinds the 11 p.m. closing time will go into effect at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

“We’ve seen a consistent downward trend with our case numbers the past two weeks and the executive order was always intended to be temporary. Given the trends, I see this as a proper time to lift this restriction.” Mayor Bochenski said.  “I still strongly encourage our local bars and restaurants to adhere to the 50 percent capacity guideline from the State of North Dakota and the decision to lift the 11 p.m. closure is being made with businesses following these guidelines in mind. As always, I continue to closely monitor all factors related to COVID.”